Tulsa police expanding reading program in local neighborhoods

VIDEO: Tulsa police help children with reading and homework

TULSA, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:

  • The Tulsa Police Department is expanding a reading program with local kids.
  • Officers will meet regularly with kids in the neighborhoods they patrol to read stories and help with homework.
  • FOX23 went along with Officer Tiffany Sappington, who reads to kids near 51st Street and Yale Avenue every Thursday afternoon.
  • Sappington says it helps form relationships with kids while they're young, and build trust that lasts into adulthood.
  • TPD hopes to have officers with regular reading days in ten different areas soon.

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